The Los Angeles Lakers’ strange season keeps getting weirder. The team has been devoid of chemistry all season. LeBron James and Russell Westbrook have become frustrated at times with their lack of success. Russ is now taking some of his frustrations out on NBA fans.

Westbrook currently has a field goal percentage of 43.3% on the season. The lack of success shooting from the floor has led many fans to refer to him as “Westbrick.” Russ was just dealing with the insulting nickname, until he had a recent epiphany.

Russell Westbrook said he was at parent-teacher conferences for his son when he realized he wasn’t going to put up with the mockery anymore. A teacher told Russ his son Noah was very proud of his last name. At that moment, he decided to try to put a stop to it.

“Me and my wife were at teacher-parent conferences for my son. And, the teacher told me, ‘Noah, he’s so proud of his last name. He writes it everywhere. He writes it on everything. He tells everybody and walks around and says, ‘I’m Westbrook.’


“And, I kind of sat there in shock. And, it hit me, like, ‘Damn. I can no longer allow people [to call me Westbrick].’”

During Monday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, Russell Westbrook put his plan to stop the name shaming into action. Cameras at courtside caught Westbrook telling a fan sitting on the baseline to stop disrespecting his name. Russ said he plans to address the name calling every time he hears it from now on.

Russell Westbrook’s wife said that the family has been receiving death threats using the name. Westbrook wants his son to have a name he can be proud of. It probably will only make things worse, but he is doing what he can to get fans to stop mocking his name.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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